When you think, “I deserve it!”

I hear this story from clients all the time. Maybe you’ve been following a healthy diet because of some condition, like Lyme disease, candida overgrowth, SIBO or something else. Or maybe you need to follow a low-histamine diet, a low-oxalate diet or some other “free-from” diet, like gluten-free, sugar-free, or whatever. You start the diet […]

The Power of One

When you’re first told you need to change your diet for health reasons, it can feel like you’ve been dumped into a huge vat of chocolate with a collection of random tools and utensils floating everywhere and you have to try to fish through everything at once and create some kind of order. In other […]

How your mindset affects your diet

I love stories of people who “made it” later in life. For instance, did you know that Julia Child didn’t publish her first cookbook until she was 50? Laura Ingalls Wilder didn’t publish her first Little House book (which became the TV show Little House on the Prairie) until she was 65. Grandma Moses didn’t […]

Does your food do this for you?

Now that I’m an (ahem) mature woman who has been with my spouse for almost two dozen years, I can honestly say that I don’t know a single female friend who doesn’t have at least one cringe-worthy relationship in her past.  What’s usually worse, most of us have had the same cringe-worthy relationship. ..several times, […]

How to Deal with Setbacks, Part One

Ever since I first started my anti-candida diet, I’ve been asked this question countless times (before the ACD, the most common question I was asked was, “When are you due?” Yes, really.). This week, on my YouTube channel, I was asked once again in the comments: “Can you show us what you eat?” In this […]

What does it take to quit sugar?

We’ve all been there (except for my husband, apparently): You’re working at home, producing great work. . . but suddenly, mid-afternoon, you’re overtaken by a massive sugar craving, and go searching for something sweet. If you’re anything like I was as a supreme sugar addict, you might even start to ransack the kitchen (looking in […]

Birthday Cake and 2021: How to Get What You Want

How is 2021 going for you so far? Is it living up to expectations?  If you were hoping that January 1, 2021 was going act like a magical switch that would change our lives in an instant, you were not alone.

Two key shifts that helped me clear my candida

The other day, I had a sudden realization: although I often refer to myself as “95% symptom-free, 99% of the time,” it has actually been over a year since my last symptom flare-up. Ever since I first healed from candida in 2010 (I started the diet and protocol in 2009), I always felt that candida […]

The 2 Key Questions to Ask to Stay on Track

For so many of the clients I deal with, the idea of eating healthfully seems fraught with all kinds of hurdles that interfere with the best of intentions. You want to stick with healthy eating, but sometimes it’s too hard when everyone else around you is eating “regular” food. Other times, there are insensitive people […]

Why Self-Care Doesn’t Work (and What To Do Instead)

Have you heard that self-care is essential if you want to really want to maintain optimum health and allow yourself the best chance of sticking with healthy habits–including eating a healthy diet? Well, I’ve heard the same thing. And while taking bubble baths or walks in nature are great, it seems to me that what […]